WACO, Texas (Nov. 19, 2021) – Laine Scales, Ph.D., professor of social work at Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, is among the education leaders helping launch the Consortium for Global Education’s (CGE) new Research Institute, creating a collaboration between faculty and students on topics of all disciplines that have an international component.
Baylor University Announces New Matching Program, Transformational Support for the Wesley House of Studies at Truett Seminary
WACO, Texas (Nov. 18, 2021) – Baylor University today announced the first chair established through the Baylor Illuminate Chair Matching Program, which supports the Give Light Campaign’s goals to increase endowed faculty positions. An anonymous gift of $1.5 million established the first chair through the program, The William J. Abraham Endowed Chair, to support George W. Truett Theological Seminary’s Wesley House of Studies. An additional gift of $1 million to establish a scholarship was made by Jeff (BBA ’86) and Debbie (BS ’87) Wooley of Woodway to support the program’s students.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 17, 2021) – Decline in prospective memory — the ability to perform daily intentions — is a key driver of everyday functional impairment in dementia. Baylor University researcher Michael Scullin, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience, led a study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, to determine if smartphone technology could help improve prospective memory functioning.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 14, 2021) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on the effects of music on sleep, supply chain issues impacting holiday grocery shoppers and the new Black Gospel Archive and Listening Center at Baylor.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 13, 2021) – Baylor University today announced the naming of the Paul and Alejandra Foster Pavilion in honor of Paul (BBA ’79) and Alejandra Foster, of El Paso, Texas. The naming is in recognition of Paul and Alejandra’s gift of $100 million in 2019 to the Give Light Campaign, which launched the public fundraising campaign for the Basketball Pavilion, home to Baylor’s National Championship basketball teams.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 11, 2021) – U.S. Army veteran, fifth-grade teacher and Baylor University doctoral student Erika Neuman has been named a Pat Tillman Foundation Scholar in recognition of her military service and her mission to educate children.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 11, 2021) – Baylor University today announced the naming of the Mary Jo Robbins Clinic for Autism Research and Practice in honor of Mary Jo Robbins of Houston. The announcement is in recognition of the support and continued efforts of William K. “Bill” and Mary Jo Robbins, a couple who has spent their lifetimes championing excellence in health care.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 10, 2021) – Baylor University and University Libraries will unveil the Black Gospel Archive & Listening Center (BGA), a state-of-the-art center to house the permanent collection of the Black Gospel Restoration Project, during a grand opening and dedication ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 12, in the garden level of Moody Memorial Library.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 8, 2021) – Baylor University today will host Baylor ResearchU, a new virtual program designed to showcase research opportunities to prospective high school students, in recognition of National STEM Day. Featuring conversations with Baylor researchers and mentors, Baylor ResearchU aims to encourage high school students to pursue research opportunities early in their college career that will enhance their experience and prepare them to address meaningful societal challenges.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 8, 2021) – Poets&Quants, the definitive online publication for business education news, has unveiled its 2022 ranking of The Best Online MBA Programs, which includes a top 10 ranking for the online MBA in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business. The Baylor online MBA jumped to No. 8 nationally by Poets&Quants, moving up from last year’s No. 16 ranking.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 8, 2021) – Baylor University will make its national debut on season two of The College Tour, an innovative series from Emmy-nominated producers – with segments featuring actual Baylor students – that premieres Monday, Nov. 8, on Amazon Prime TV.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 7, 2021) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on the U.S. supply chain, sympathy cards, horror movies, tax strategies and unlikely abortion rights advocates.
Baylor Regents Affirm Next Five-Year Framework for Illuminate Strategic Plan, Including Hiring 100 Faculty, Completing Residence Hall Renovations, Athletics Capital Projects
WACO, Texas (Nov. 5, 2021) – During its regular fall meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents affirmed the framework for the next five years of Illuminate, the University’s strategic plan, including hiring 100 new faculty to accelerate the University toward Research 1 status as the preeminent Christian research university.
Baylor Free Enterprise Forum Welcomes Award-Winning Journalist and Science Writer to Discuss Innovation
WACO, Texas (Nov. 3, 2021) – Matt Ridley, Ph.D., award-winning journalist and science writer, will be the featured speaker at the Free Enterprise Forum at Baylor University’s Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, hosted by the John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise on Thursday, Nov. 4. This event will be held in Foster 240 at 5:15 p.m.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 2, 2021) – Pinnipeds — a group including seals, sea lions and walruses — are relatively recently derived marine mammals that evolved from terrestrial carnivorans and reentered the marine environment. Their recent adaptations to an amphibious lifestyle make their evolutionary anatomy of particular interest to Baylor University researcher Sarah Kienle, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 1, 2021) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on culturally sensitive Halloween costumes, the impact of COVID-19 on pediatric advance practice nurses and how Bible studies can positively impact prisoners.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 29, 2021) – Social and biomedical scientists at Harvard University and Baylor University have joined forces to launch the $43.4 million, five-year “Global Flourishing Study” (GFS), the largest initiative of its kind to investigate the factors that influence human flourishing throughout the world. It also represents largest funded research project in the University’s history.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 26, 2021) – The John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise, housed in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, will host the Baylor Impact Awards on Friday, Oct. 29.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 26, 2021) – Baylor University is now home to one of a handful of undergraduate theatre programs whose faculty includes a certified vocologist. This certification brings a new level of educational rigor and professional preparedness to the students in Baylor’s Department of Theatre Arts.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 24, 2021) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on vampires, food insecurity, prison ministry and fashion.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 21, 2021) – Baylor University today announced a $2 million gift from Baylor alumnus Matthew B. Lindner (B.A. ’12) of Cincinnati, Ohio, to support the Department of Film and Digital Media (FDM). The Lindner Endowment for Film and Digital Media will support the Baylor in L.A. program, a residential learning opportunity in Los Angeles for FDM students – currently in early planning stages – that will provide internship and experiential learning opportunities for program participants.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 21, 2021) – Pediatric advance practice registered nurses (APRN) are facing multifocal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the most difficult challenge being mental health struggles experienced by themselves and their families, according to a new study led by Jessica Peck, DNP, clinical professor at Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON).
WACO, Texas (Oct. 19, 2021) - Baylor University and George W. Truett Theological Seminary are mourning the death of Rev. William “Billy” J. Abraham, D.Phil., one of the most highly regarded Wesleyan scholars and inaugural Director of Truett’s Wesley House of Studies, who passed away Thursday, Oct. 7.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 19, 2021) – In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), the lights on Baylor University’s Pat Neff Hall tower, Rosenbalm Fountain and McLane Stadium, along with the I-35 bridges, will “Go Purple” at dusk Thursday, Oct. 21.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 18, 2021) – George W. Truett Theological Seminary’s newly established Program for the Future Church (PFFC) is seeking to tackle emerging modern issues facing the Church. By serving as a “visible bridge” between the Church and Truett Seminary at Baylor University, the program will include a diverse group of individuals to serve as collaborative partners to religious institutions.
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